Peter Bagge is an alternative comic artist and creator best known for the comic series Hate. He served as managing editor of Robert Crumb’s comic anthology Weirdo while simultaneously creating his first solo comic series, Neat Stuff, and he has been recognized as a Rockefeller Fellow of Literature by United States Artists.
Professor Bagge has contributed regularly to a wide assortment of publications, including Discover magazine, MAD magazine, and the Weekly World News. Additionally, he has produced dozens of journalistic comic features for Reason magazine; a collection of those appears in his book Everybody Is Stupid except for Me. He has also created three graphic novels—Apocalypse Nerd, Other Lives, and Reset—and has written and drawn three book-length biographical comics, which are titled Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story; Fire!!: The Zora Neale Hurston Story; and Credo: The Rose Wilder Lane Story. Another of his works is the collection of short biographical stories titled Founding Fathers Funnies: Non-Stop Historical Hilarity.
Professor Bagge’s awards include the Harvey Award for Best Cartoonist and for Best New Series as well as the Inkpot Award at San Diego Comic-Con International. Outside of the publishing world, he has developed his work for television, worked as a designer for other electronic media projects, and taught a course on writing comics at Seattle University.